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Lawyer hits SC spokesman
A HUMAN Rights lawyer has assailed Supreme Court spokesman and Court Administrator Midas Marquez for acting as the personal spokesman and apologist of impeached Chief Justice Renato Corona. University of the Philippines Law Professor and human rights lawyer Harry Roque, in a statement, said Marquez should be speaking for the entire Supreme Court and not just Corona, and explaining collegial ...
Attorney claims harassment by officials from Jackson, Marlboro
JACKSON — The lawyer represents residents of a low-income mobile-home park owned by Marlboro.
Lawyer accuses army ruler of lying about Mubarak
CAIRO (Reuters) - A lawyer for the families of protesters killed in the uprising against Egypt's ousted president accused the military ruler who replaced him of "giving false testimony" to the court that Hosni Mubarak gave no order to fire on protesters. Mubarak, his two sons, the former interior minister and senior police officers face charges ranging from corruption to involvement in the ...
Attorney complains of threats on blog
WARREN - An attorney battling Trumbull County Children Services on several fronts has asked Ohio's attorney general to investigate what he views as personal threats against him that were posted on his blog.
Texas Attorney General Receives Shared Hope International's Pathbreaker Award for his Human Trafficking Prevention ...
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott was recognized by Shared Hope International for his efforts to combat human trafficking.
Attorney appointed for Selenski
WILKES-BARRE – A Luzerne County judge has appointed a death-penalty-certified attorney to defend Hugo Selenski against murder charges filed in 2006.
Lawyer drops out of Corona's impeachment defense team
A lawyer who was supposed to represent Chief Justice Renato Corona in the upcoming impeachment trial has dropped out of the defense team.   Ernesto Francisco Jr. confirmed in a text message to GMA News Online Tuesday he is no longer part of Corona's legal counsel.   "Yes, I already filed my formal withdrawal," he said.   The Office of the Senate secretary, however, has yet to receive his formal ...
Chinese rights lawyer in remote jail denied visits
The wife of an outspoken human rights lawyer jailed in China's remote Xinjiang region says her husband has been denied visitors.
Attorney denies his female client had sex with VFMA student
The lawyer for a Horsham woman who is accused of furnishing alcohol to students at Valley Forge Military Academy and having sex with a 16-year-old student admits that his client provided alcohol to students but denies the sex ever happened.
Attorney General files motion to overturn MERC ruling
Though it gained a legal victory last month, the Graduate Employees Organization received some bitter news in the new year. read more
Family Law Attorney Launches Divorce Education and Support Program for Women
Family Law Attorney Amanda DuBois Announces the Release of Divorganize, a 17-Part Video Series Aimed Directly at Supporting Women Going through Divorce. The Goal of the Series is to Educate Women about the Divorce Process in a Way that Maintains Their Personal, Familial, Community and Financial Integrity. Divorganize Topics Include Creating a Divorce Vision and Team, How to Choose an Attorney ...
Chinese human rights lawyer jailed in remote Xinjiang region denied visitors, wife says
BEIJING — Relatives of an outspoken human rights lawyer jailed after being secretly held by Chinese security agents were told Tuesday that he is undergoing a three-month “education period” and will be denied visitors for at least that much time, his wife said. Authorities told relatives who traveled to China’s remote Xinjiang region to see Gao Zhisheng that he will be able to have visitors after ...
Lawyer argues Richland man not convicted because wrong name on form
A lawyer says his client's second-degree burglary conviction should be tossed out because juror
Council names attorney for case against Spies
SALISBURY -- A local attorney will represent the city in the case against Councilman Tim Spies for failure to make mandatory repairs to his Virginia Avenue home.
Lawyer of Belmar baseball coach convicted of sexual misconduct looks to overturn verdict
Lawyer asks state appellate court to overturn the conviction because the coach didn't have supervisory authority over the boys
Attorney: FAMU hazing victim may have been targeted over sexuality
The parents of Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion, who died in Orlando in a suspected hazing incident last year, will hold a news conference Tuesday morning to discuss their son's death. Prior to the 11 a.m. news conference, Champion's parents appeared on CBS This Morning, saying they will sue the school and the company that operates the bus on which their son died. "I'm waiting ...
Council names attorney for case against Spies
SALISBURY -- A local attorney will represent the city in the case against Councilman Tim Spies for failure to make mandatory repairs to his Virginia Avenue home.
Sellersburg town attorney resigns
Perry McCall, who has been the town’s attorney for 20 years, said he believes the resignation is in the best interest of the town and himself. He said Sellersburg is a “fantastic” town and reflected on its growth since he began.
Attorney general opposes 7.2% rate hike for Duke
N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper , in a legal brief filed Monday, officially detailed his opposition to Duke Energy's proposed rate increase.
Attorney General Fights Duke Energy's Rate Increase
RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina's attorney general is taking a stand against Duke Energy's proposed electricity rate increase.
Craig Scott Named “Lawyer of the Year”
Scott & Bush, Ltd. a Providence, RI law firm specializing in intellectual property and business litigation, today announced that co-founder Craig M. Scott was named as the 2012
Little Falls council delays appointment of labor attorney
The township's labor attorney will have to wait to see if he will be appointed in 2012 as the council postponed consideration of his appointment until the next council meeting.
Attorney: Champion might have been hazed severely because he was gay
One likely reason why Florida A&M University student Robert Champion was beaten so severely during a hazing attack in Orlando last semester was because he was gay, the Champion family's attorney announced Tuesday.
Death row American's lawyer calls for compassion from Iran
The lawyer for Amir Hekmati, an American sentenced to death in Iran for espionage, has called for the ex-Marine's case to be judged on humanitarian, not political grounds.
Attorney General proposes new Open Meeting Law regulation
Attorney General Martha Coakley’s Office is proposing a regulation that, if adopted, would clarify the standard for a finding by the AG’s Office of an intentional violation of the Open Meeting Law.
Clarkstown's new tax-challenge attorney saves town money but lacks municipal experience
An attorney who has been hired to handle tax certiorari cases for the Town of Clarkstown at an annual retainer of $87,000 has no experience handling similar cases for municipalities. Joseph J.
Add Plaintiff-Lawyer Fees To The Cost Of Most Mergers
A forthcoming report reveals that more than 90% of mergers and acquisitions over $100 million draw lawsuits.
Stradley Ronon Adds Leading Health Care Attorney
Douglas Grimm, a leading health care lawyer and former senior health care industry executive, has joined Stradley Ronon as the head of the firm’s health care practice. Grimm previo
River Vale Council to replace township attorney
The River Vale Mayor and Council expect to appoint a new township attorney by the end of January.
Attorney: Hazing, not hate crime, responsible for FAMU drum major's death
The parents of Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion, who died in Orlando in a suspected hazing incident last year, held a news conference Tuesday morning to discuss their son's death. The Champions and their attorney, Chris Chestnut, said their investigation points to Champion’s death being a hazing crime -- not a hate crime, even though he was gay. "This is not a hate crime.  This ...
Attorney General attends Supreme Court Argument on Texas’ Redistricting Maps
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott attended an oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court, which granted the state’s emergency stay request after a federal district court improperly redrew redistricting maps enacted by the Texas Legislature.
Attorney: Champion might have been hazed so severely because he was gay
One likely reason why Florida A&M University student Robert Champion was beaten so severely during a hazing attack in Orlando last semester was because he was gay, the Champion family's attorney announced Tuesday.
Lawyer Says He Will Seek Open Superior Court Seat
A Mid-Wilshire personal injury attorney said yesterday he intends to seek an open seat on the Los Angeles Superior Court.
Former Barrymore lawyer on immigration charges
A former immigration lawyer who helped entertainer Michael Barrymore to obtain residency in New Zealand is facing nearly 100 counts of immigration-related charges.Richard James Martin, 46, entered no plea to the charges when he...
Cozen O’Connor Adds High Profile Trial Attorney John B. Williams to Washington, DC Office
Cozen O’Connor announced that nationally prominent trial attorney and Jones Day partner John B. Williams will join the firm’s litigation department, practicing out of its rapidly expanding Washington, DC office.
Attorney General proposes new Open Meeting Law regulation
Attorney General Martha Coakley’s Office is proposing a regulation that, if adopted, would clarify the standard for a finding by the AG’s Office of an intentional violation of the Open Meeting Law.
1,000 South Americans to sue over French implants: lawyer
About 1,000 South American women plan to sue French firm PIP over the potentially faulty breast implants the company supplied to about 300,000 women across the world, their lawyer said Tuesday.
French report clears Kagame aides over plane attack: lawyer
Experts mandated by a French inquiry to probe the 1994 downing of Rwandan leader Juvenal Habyarimana's jet have cleared now-President Paul Kagame's aides of involvement, their lawyer said Tuesday.
Attorney: She's deceitful, dishonest but not a murderer
A woman accused of plotting with her lover, a former NFL linebacker, to kill her boyfriend was described in court Monday by her attorney as dishonest, unfaithful and only interested in men with money.
Attorney says drum major may have been targeted for hazing due to sexuality
The parents of a Florida A&M band member who died after a hazing ritual last November said they will sue the company that owns the bus where the hazing took place.
Fulton DA says he will launch ‘immediate' probe of ex-judge
Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard has been named a special prosecutor to open a criminal investigation of Amanda Williams, who stepped down early this month as chief Superior Court judge in Brunswick.
Fort Madison attorney has license suspended
FORT MADISON – A Fort Madison attorney and former long-time Lee County prosecutor had his license to practice law suspended for 60 days in an ruling issued Friday.
Lawyer: Cop charged in fatal DUI passed field sobriety tests
A Chicago police officer accused of killing a 13-year-old boy in a 2009 drunk-driving crash passed all the field sobriety tests he was given and did not ask for any favors from his fellow officers at the scene, his lawyer said in opening statements of the officer’s trial today.
Attorney General proposes new Open Meeting Law regulation
Attorney General Martha Coakley’s Office is proposing a regulation that, if adopted, would clarify the standard for a finding by the AG’s Office of an intentional violation of the Open Meeting Law. The regulation would define the term “Knowing or Knowingly” used in the Open Meeting Law.  A public body that “knowingly” violates the Open Meeting Law is subject to a $1,000 fine per violation.  The ...
US Attorney’s Office Activity
The following is the sentencing activity released by US Attorney Christopher A. Crofts office of the Department of Justice’s District of Wyoming -- 2011-12
Attorney General proposes new Open Meeting Law regulation
Attorney General Martha Coakley’s Office is proposing a regulation that, if adopted, would clarify the standard for a finding by the AG’s Office of an intentional violation of the Open Meeting Law. The regulation would define the term “Knowing or Knowingly” used in the Open Meeting Law.  A public body that “knowingly” violates the Open Meeting Law is subject to a $1,000 fine per violation.  The ...
Dutchman ready to admit killing Peruvian woman: attorney
Dutchman Joran van der Sloot is scheduled for a hearing Wednesday before a Peruvian court where he is likely to admit having killed a young woman in May 2010, according to his attorney.
Attorney General proposes new Open Meeting Law regulation
Attorney General Martha Coakley’s Office is proposing a regulation that, if adopted, would clarify the standard for a finding by the AG’s Office of an intentional violation of the Open Meeting Law. The regulation would define the term “Knowing or Knowingly” used in the Open Meeting Law.  A public body that “knowingly” violates the Open Meeting Law is subject to a $1,000 fine per violation.  The ...
Lawyer: Mine company settles wrongful death cases with 29 families in W.Va. mine explosion
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A mining company has settled wrongful death lawsuits with families of all 29 victims of West Virginia’s Upper Big Branch disaster, an attorney for the estates of two miners said Tuesday. Read full article >>
Sellersburg town attorney resigns following DUI arrest
Sellersburg Town Attorney Perry McCall has resigned from following a DUI arrest last month.